Plummeting September 10 Temperatures In The US

September 10 used to be a very hot day in the US, but over the last 120 years September 10 temperatures have plummeted.

On September 10, 1931 most of the Eastern US was over 90 degrees. Minnesota reached 107 degrees, and 100 degree temperatures were recorded in New York State and Wisconsin. New York City was 96 degrees – 25 degrees warmer than today.

A hurricane also hit Belize that day, killing more than 5% of the population. h/t gator

13 Sep 1931, 1 – The Morning Call at

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13 Responses to Plummeting September 10 Temperatures In The US

  1. gator69 says:

    86 years ago today, my grandfather was credited with saving countless lives from this hurricane that struck Belize…

    The 1931 Belize hurricane was the deadliest hurricane in the history of Belize, killing an estimated 2,500 people.

    • tonyheller says:

      Thanks! I added that hurricane to the post.

      • Steve Case says:

        Good find Gator!

        That aside and off topic – CBS 60 Minutes tells us the warmest day at the Arctic ice station they reported on was below zero and then told us several times that the ice is melting.

        First sentence:

        The sea ice over the Arctic is melting and shrinking so fast….

        And further down:

        Scott Parker: The lowest we’ve had is– is 26° below Fahrenheit, and today’s actually our warmest day—

        Lesley Stahl: Come on?

        Scott Parker: –and right now, it’s 6° below.

        Lesley Stahl: And with this wind chill factor? ‘Cause the wind is really blowing.

        Scott Parker: It is. And it’s terrible. It’s about 25° below zero with the wind chill.

        Lesley Stahl: And you’re telling me this is the warmest day you’ve had?

        Scott Parker: This is the warmest day we’ve had so far.

        How stupid do they think we all are?

    • Andy DC says:

      There was another very bad one in Belize during 1961. I believe it was called Hattie.

  2. Chem says:

    Harvey and Irma made landfall at 130 mph. This was Category 3 until they changed the Saffir Simpson scale in 2012. Old storms ratings did not change. And now al the hype about two Cat 4s.

  3. woody188 says:

    I don’t like the use of the 1931 data in your post. We don’t need to highlight aberrations from the norm to win the AGW debate. Seems like a tactic the opposition would use, cherry picking the data.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      The 1930s decade was not only hot but also hotter than other decades, despite the fact that government-endorsed climate science insists it was supposed to get increasingly hotter since then because of rising atmospheric CO2 (and it also argues that it’s actually getting hotter).

      Why should it not be pointed out that the 1930s were hotter than periods after that despite the fact that “consensus” climate science says the temperatures back then were not influenced measurably by the still low atmospheric CO2 content?

      Which past data can be used then without being called a cherry-picked aberration?

    • Gator says:

      What norm?

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        My favorite moment is right after I’ve asked AGW cultists what the normal temperature should be. It is not their favorite moment.

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